IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- It's out with the old and in with the new as Irvington's Wolfert's Roost gets set to close and another Eric Korn incarnation -- Slice Shop -- just a few doors down -- gets set to open.
Korn, the owner of Irvington's Good-Life Gourmet and the visionary behind the popular Roost, said this is an evolution as the people working at the restaurant, the family dynamics and the business has changed.
"A lot of stuff we've learned and done and developed is coming with us in a different form," he said of his new pizza take-out place, Slice Shop, which he describes as a modern American pizzeria that moves beyond traditional Italian food.
In general, the Croton resident said he and his partners -- Chef Jennie Werts and his brother, Will Korn -- who have operated Wolfert's since November, 2014, believe it's just time. "The three of us would rather put a period on something wonderful than have it run on and on," he said.
Wolfert's will close on Monday, Oct. 31. The space will be converted into a shared catering space for Good-Life Gourmet as well as an experimental lab for pop-up kitchens.
Slice Shop, which has taken over the Nick's Pizza spot, will open any day now (they are waiting for the health inspection as this writing) and features interesting combinations such as a "Green Eggs and Ham" Pesto pizza with spinach, ham and farm eggs, a "Pepper Pie" with Shishito peppers, Fresno peppers, Poblano peppers, Roasted red peppers, and garlic puree, as well as variations on some of its Wolfert's favorites -- albeit in a different incarnation -- such as "Korean-ish" BBQ wings and Fried Chicken Wings with preserved lemon, honey and basil. There will also be gourmet salad combinations and grain bowls.